See how far a Ram 1500 TRX really goes from 0 miles to empty

YouTuber AutoVlog takes his 2022 RAM TRX for a spin with zero miles on the range, to see how far it will go before it runs out of gas.


The RAM 1500 TRX is not a pickup that we think is efficient. We all know the RAM TRX range as one of the most powerful ranges of pickups in the United States. It is currently the fastest gas-powered pickup on the market. It’s also one of the most powerful off-roaders out there, more powerful than many SUVs could ever claim. But it likes to die to drink its fuel.


However, the question is how much fuel does the RAM 1500 TRX consume? Well, this is what an interesting video from AutoVlog aims to find out. He has his own 2022 RAM TRX. But this isn’t your standard fuel economy run. He takes his TRX and sees how far he can go when the fuel gauge says “0 Miles To Empty”. Not from the moment the fuel warning light comes on. But if the truck is actually empty, supposedly. This is to show how far you can actually go if you are not so close to a gas station.

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Taking on the challenge with the TRX on the go

A couple of GoPros help us keep track of everything inside the RAM 1500 TRX. The TRX is hardly an economy vehicle in the first place. AutoVlog says it usually gets around 9.9 MPG out of the pickup. That’s not exactly the best fuel economy in the world. AutoVlog has to drive around a bit to get most of the fuel out of the truck before we hit that zero-to-empty figure. That’s when the real fuel economy test will begin.

AutoVlog says it’s just curious to see how far you can drive this truck when it’s at zero. Because it really is a gas-guzzling pickup. That’s what you’d expect with a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 engine with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. But there is also some science behind it. Many of us may be in a position where we suddenly need to find a gas station, having lost track of our gas and what’s left. It will certainly help to know how far you can actually go before you come to a stop.

The fuel level reaches the magic zero number

RAM 1500 TRX Fuel Test Fuel gauge close-up
via AutoVlog YouTube channel

The truck has no “Zero” but goes into “Low” fuel mode. That is when we are effectively in “0 to empty”. The trip meter is reset and the truck goes into automatic mode. There’s no point in running this test with the truck in Baja mode! The whole point, says AutoVlog, is that you drive the truck as conservatively as possible to reach the gas station. Typically rated at 9.9 MPG, AutoVlog predicts another 10 miles before the truck runs out of fuel.

There is a sense of trepidation about this video. Of course, AutoVlog has no idea where it will run out of fuel. He goes onto the highway to see how far he can get before the highway runs out. The truck now runs on the reserve tank as it enters the public road. The miles slowly begin to tick by, with the TRX showing its fuel warning light, as well as the “Low” symbol. Most of us will never be in this situation, but it’s interesting to see what exactly happens here.

The RAM TRX soldiers keep going until it runs out of power

RAM 1500 TRX Fuel Test Fuel gauge close-up after refuelling
via AutoVlog YouTube channel

We watch the TRX get to 7.3 miles with ease as AutoVlog continues this little adventure. It averages around 12 MPG, which is better than what it normally gets. We hit the 10 mile mark and the truck keeps going, up to 12 miles and yet it still goes. Obviously, the reserve tank holds a fair amount of fuel to keep it running. That’s despite the terrible gas mileage this truck often gets! Still, the TRX carries on, before finally running out of gas.

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The TRX finally comes to a stop

RAM 1500 TRX Fuel Test Fuel Tank Truck
via AutoVlog YouTube channel

AutoVlog is able to get the RAM TRX to an intersection and it starts going the other way. The truck gets to 16.5 miles before it starts to sputter and slow down. AutoVlog stops showing 16.8 miles before it finally seems to run out of gas. That’s pretty impressive, given AutoVlogs’ initial forecast of just 10 miles for the truck before it entered the test. Of course he took extra fuel with him to refill the truck and get back on the road. That’s pretty impressive considering how far the truck can travel on such a low fuel level.

Source: AutoVlog YouTube channel

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